Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Simple Minds Sparkle In the Rain Demos 1983


Simple Minds Sparkle In the Rain Demos 1983

Sound quality is 'A'.

Excellent early version of Shake Off the Ghosts which gives hints to Brass Band In Africa. Great insight into the creation of Simple Minds last great album. Last great single was Don't You Forget About Me.

Mp3 audio source: silver cd

Covers created by unknown human being

01 White Hot Day
02 Untitled
03 Speed Your Love To Me - Book Of Brilliant Things
04 Shake Off the Ghosts
05 Untitled
06 Book Of Brilliant Things - Untitled
07 Speed Your Love To Me
08 White Hot Day

http://www.mediafire.com/?0kdimkohgtm

8 comments:

Derek said...

These recordings are really cool, but that "last great album" remark is simply not true...

Anonymous said...

Well I guess because I'm an American I like OUAT. But I do like Sisters Feelings Call/Sons...a little better.

nebus said...

It seems fairly obvious to me these are demos recorded to tape during the working process and then these recordings are coming from the monitors in the control room - probably onto cassette tape.
Does anyone have any info as to who made these? Tape op or ? ....
I find them incredibly enlightening as to how Lillywhite changed their sound as opposed to say how Steve Hillage may have continued their great work..

l3anyan said...

As far as I know the recordings were stolen from the studio.

Elizabeth said...
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clive said...

this tape was NOT stolen!!! I should know, as I have the original casette!

I purchased the demos from bruce findlay in september 2000. Before that, they were sat languisihing in a cardboard bos from the day the demos were laid down, until the time i purchased them!!

budi.boniarto said...

To back up Clive his comment...
The tapes were recorded with a microphone, that indicates that a portable device was used the record the studio sessions.
In fact at 6:50 from track 06 , you can hear Jim Kerr actually give his comment on the drumms and bass...

mike tate said...

jesus christ another one not on mediafire

whats the point ?????